The NFL has hired former NFL offensive coordinator Jimmy Ray II, former Tennessee Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt and Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker and former San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary as senior advisors to NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent.
Vincent will consult with his team of advisors on key aspects of football, including developing players and coaches, providing input on past, current and future initiatives, and serving as liaisons to NFL coaches and front office personnel.
“It is exciting to work alongside these legendary football minds in our continuing efforts to enhance our game," Vincent said in a statement. "These men bring sound wisdom, football experience and insight that helps us support our clubs and coaches as well as grow and develop our players and game.”
Raye was most recently an offensive assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"After 36 years as an NFL coach, this is a great opportunity to work with Commissioner Goodell, Troy Vincent and the NFL clubs in the continuing process of enhancing and growing our great game,” Raye said.
Reinfeldt, a Pro Bowl safety and football executive, played eight seasons with the Houston Oilers and Oakland Raiders.
“I’m very excited to be joining the NFL office,” Reinfeld said. “I want to thank Commissioner Goodell and Troy Vincent for this opportunity. I look forward to contributing and assisting the league office and the clubs.”
Singletary was a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and a 10-time Pro Bowl selection. He coached for the Baltimore Ravens, 49ers and Minnesota Vikings.
“I'm very thankful to have the opportunity to work as an advisor to the NFL,” Singletary said. “Having the opportunity to see the game and impact the game at this level will be a win-win situation.”
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